Enjoy a Fireworks Display in 2014

Essex fireworks display on bonfire nightIt’s almost Bonfire Night!

As summer leaves us, children head back to school and the nights are drawing in many people start to feel a little down as the joy of summer is replaced with the gloom of autumn.

So, what better way to overcome the gloom than to attend one of Essex’s fireworks displays on Bonfire Night? Essex holds many large organised firework displays, many with music, lights and a real fairground atmosphere.

Here we are listing all the major ones, with details of where to buy tickets as they become available. We are adding all firework displays as the information becomes available. We list displays by date, with each event listed alphabetically. All items on he lower part of the page which are greyed out are for previous events.

If you are aware of other public shows in Essex please feel free send the details over in the comments form below – its all free! Please always remember the fireworks code – have fun but stay safe this bonfire night.

Check the comments below for some late additions!

Southend Seafront Firework Spectacular(s)

Southend has a fireworks display every Saturday night from 18th October through to 15th November.

  • 7.30pm start on: Sat 18 Oct 2014, Sat 25 Oct, Sat 1 Nov, Sat 8 Nov,
  • 5.30 pm start on Saturday 15 Nov
  • Info: Southend Visitor Information Centre: 01702 618747
  • Free entry

Saturday 1st November 2014

Belchamps Fireworks & Giant Bonfire

  • Saturday 1st November 2014
  • Time: Gates open 6pm, bonfire 7.30pm, fireworks at 8pm
  • Tickets: £5 adults, £4 child, under 3’s free
  • Address: Belchamps Scout Activity Centre, Holyoak Lane, Hawkwell, Essex SS5 4JD
  • Call 01702 562690 – [email protected]
  • Website: www.belchamps.org.uk/event/fireworks-night/

The Notleys Golf Club

  • Saturday 1st November 2014
  • Bonfire: 7:00pm
  • Display: 8:00pm
  • Nr Braintree, Essex: The Notleys Golf Club, Witham Road, White Notley CM8 1RG
  • Tel: 01376 329328
  • Website: www.notleysgolfclub.co.uk;

The Panfield Bell, Panfield, Braintree

  • Sat 1st November 2014
  • From 6pm. Giant Bonfire & Professional Firework Display
  • Outdoor Bar & Hog Roast
  • The Panfield Bell Field, Kynaston Road, Panfield, Braintree, CM7 5AQ
  • Adults £4.50, Children/OAPS £3, Family £12

South Woodham Ferrers – Rotary Fireworks at Marsh Farm

  • Saturday 1st November 2014
  • Gates open 5.30pm
  • 6pm Billy Witham – singer/comedian
  • 6.40pm Torch-light procession & Ringtails – Rock/Folk/Blues group.
  • 6.45pm Light the Bonfire
  • 7.10pm Countdown to Display
  • 7.15pm Fireworks – watch the sky for massive aerial fireworks display
  • 7.35pm Stone Appollis – Rock Group
  • 8.30pm Close of all events
  • Marsh Farm Coutnry Park CM3 5WP
  • Ticket information: www.swfspectacular.co.uk
  • Under 5’s FREE
  • Stalls & Beer Tent
  • Free bus services  over town to & from Marsh Farm from 5.30pm to late

Wednesday 5th November 2014

Basildon Round Table Fireworks Spectacular

  • Wednesday 5th November 2014
  • Held at Holy Cross Recreation Ground
  • Gates open at 6.00pm
  • Music starts 6.00pm
  • Fireworks Start 7.15pm
  • Stalls, rides, hot food & drink.
  • Organised by Basildon Round Table, raising money for local charities
  • Venue: Holy Cross Recreation Ground, Church Road, Basildon Essex SS14 2HP
  • Tickets are available from Basildon Town centre opposite Primark, 30th, 31st October & 1st,3rd,4th,5th November, or alternatively buy online at www.basildonroundtable.com

Braintree Grand Fireworks Display and Funfair

Braintree Rugby Club are hosting a fireworks display, funfair, BBQ, bar and music, from 5.30pm. Bonfire to be lit at 7.45pm with fireworks at 8pm. Funky Voices Community Choir singing from 7pm to 7.40pm

Colchester Castle Fireworks

  • Wednesday 5th November 2014
  • “King’s Coel’s Kittens Fireworks Spectacular “
  • Advanced tickets only – call 01206 282920
  • Gates open 6pm
  • Fireworks at 7pm
  • Prices: Adult – £8.50 & Child – £4.00
  • Also available from Visitor Information Centre, Queen Street, Lower Castle Park, CO1 1DN.

Down Hall Country House Hotel – Hatfield Heath

  • Wednesday 5th November 2014
  • Time: 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Admission: £16.95 per adult, £9.95 per child. Full prepayment will be taken at time of booking and is non-refundable in case of cancellation
  • Hot drink and hog roast, hot dog or burger
  • Down Hall Country House Hotel, Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, Essex CM22 7AS
  • Website: www.downhall.co.uk/events/fireworks-night

 Hamstel Schools Family Firework Evening – Southend

  • Wednesday 5th November 2014
  • Gates open 5pm., Display at 6:30pm
  • Tickets in advance – £4 each; on the gate – £5 each; Children 3 and under – Free
  • Tickets in advance from Crawlers School Uniform shop – 361 Hamstel Road, SS2 4LE
  • Café 709 – 709 Southchurch Road, SS1 2PW

Rettendon – Friends of Rettendon school display

  • Wednesday 5th November 2014
  • Gates open at 5.45pm, display starts at 7.30pm
  • At Lazybones Bootsale site, White House Farm , Main Road, Rettendon CM3 8DL
  • Tickets £3 available from the farm shop and Meadow Croft Garden Centre on the Old Wickford Road, The Bell pub in Rettendon and the Krunchy Karot in Wickford .
  • £4 on the night
  • Licensed bar, Food court, Fairground attractions, Face painting

Friday 7th November 2014

Long Melford – The Big Night Out!

The Big Night Out Fireworks spectacular at Melford Hall Park, Long Melford, CO10 9AA.

  • Friday 7th November 2014
  • Gates 5.30pm
  • 7.30 pm Giant bonfire and Guys made by local school children
  • 8pm Pains Pyro Music Display
  • Gate Tickets : Adult £7, Child £5
  • Advance Tickets (Adult £5, child £3)
  • http://www.longmelford.co.uk/Big%20Night%20Out/
  • Tickets available from The Bull Hotel, Cherrylane Garden Centre, Landers Bookshop, Sheridans Estate Agents

Ongar Fireworks Spectacular

  • Friday 7th November 2014
  • Held at Chipping Ongar Primary School
  • Gates open at 6.30pm
  • Stalls, rides, hot food & drink, mulled wine and a beer tent
  • Organised by Ongar Round Table, raising money for local charities
  • Venue: Chipping Ongar Primary School, Greenstead Road, Ongar, Essex CM5 9LA
  • Website: www.ort.org.uk
  • Tickets are available from John Sear & Chipping Ongar Primary School. £12 per family (up to 2 children), £5 per adult, £3 per child, under 5’s free. On the night, tickets will cost £5 per adult, £3 per child. No family tickets on the gate

Saturday 8th November 2014

Billericay Round Table Fireworks event

  • Saturday 8th November 2014
  • 5.30pm Gates Open / DJ Jon
  • Kids Display – 6.15pm
  • 8.00pm Massive Fireworks Spectacular
  • A huge bonfire and firework display + food and drinks
  • Plus Torchlight Procession
  • Lake Meadows Park, Billericay, CM12 OAQ
  • Telephone enquiries – 07897 262901
  • http://billericayfireworks.co.uk/

Button Common, Brentwood Road, Herongate

  • Saturday 8th November 2014
  • Ingrave Johnstone School Parents Association will be holding their annual Fireworks Display at Button Common, Brentwood Road, Herongate, CM13 3PS
  • Tickets cost £5 adults/ £3 OAPs / £3 children (under 2’s free) – available in advance from Herongate Village Store or pay on the night.
  • BBQ/ tea tent / novelties and tuck.
  • Gates open at 5pm, bonfire lit at 6pm, firework display at 6.30 pm
  • Please note there is no parking at Button Common, but there is limited spaces available at Herongate Athletic Football Club, Billericay Rd.
  • Please also note there are No Sparklers Allowed.

Chelmsford Fireworks

The largest charity fireworks event in Chelmsford, raising money for various local good causes.

  • Saturday, 8 November 2014 – 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Admirals Park, Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PJ
  • Doors opening at 5pm –  rides, food and bar
  • 7.30pm Firework Display (entrance closes)
  • Tickets: Adults £6, child £4, family of four £16, VIP £12 (VIP tent)
  • FREE for Under 5’s
  • Fastrack entrance for pre-sold tickets
  • VIP TICKETS are available for a dedicated area within the park and private viewing area for the fireworks. £10 per person, Kids £7
  • Tickets available in advance from:
    • Meadows Shopping centre, 1st, 2nd and 8th November
    • BMW COOPER, Fast Signs, Chelmsford, Chelmsford Bus Station, Royal Steamer, Chelmsford,
    • From site during the day on 8th November
    • On the entrance gate of the event
  • See http://www.chelmsfordfireworks.com/ for full detals.

Danbury Fireworks

  • Saturday 8th November
  • The 1st Danbury Scout Group Event at Danbury Outdoors, A414, Danbury.
  • Family funfair starts at 17:30hrs, Giant Bonfire lighting at 19:15hrs,
  • Display at 20:00hrs.
  • Beer Tent – Fun Fair – Giant Bonfire – Food Outlets – Live Stage Entertainment .
  • Parking available Follow signs to Danbury, A414, CM3 4AT
  • Pre- Tickets (discounted) available from October in local Co-Op stores in Chelmsford, Danbury, Ingatestone, Hatfield Peveral.
  • Tickets available on the evening, Please check website for ticket prices.
    • www.danburyfireworks.org.uk
    • Tel: 07792 963498
    • [email protected]

Colchester Heathlands C of E Primtary School – PTA Fireworks

  • Saturday 8th November
  • Fund raising for the school
  • Fireworks, barbecue and hot drinks, real ale, music
  • Gates open 5.30pm, Bonfire 6pm
  • Heathlands C of E Primtary School, New Heath Road, West Berghott
  • Call 01206 240288 for information

Maldon Guy Fawkes Night Bonfire and Fireworks Display

  • Saturaday 8 Nov 2014
  • Maldon T.I.C, Promenade Park
  • Doors open at 5.30 pm
  • Bonfire 7pm
  • Fireworks 7.30pm
  • Tickets from Tourist Information Centre on 01621 856503
  • Tickets can purchased on the night at £7 for adults and £5 for children.

Witham Round Table Charity Fireworks Display

  • Saturday 8th November 2014
  • Witham Rugby Club, Spa Road,Witham.(behind Witham Town F.C)
  • Fair Refreshments/Bar
  • Gates Open 5pm Bonfire 6.30pm
  • Fireworks 7.30pm
  • Tickets from Witham Tourist Information Cente,Town Hall,Newlands Street,Witham.
  • On the Gate: Adult £5 Child £3 Family(2+2) £10
  • www.witham.roundtable.co.uk

Last year’s venues – awaiting updates …

Gosfield School Grand Fireworks Display

  • TBA
  • Bonfire and fireworks, children’s funfair. Gates open 5.30pm, display at 7pm.
  • Gosfield School, Vut Hedge Park, Halstead Road, Halstead.
  • Call 01787 474040 for tickets and information
  • Raising funds for Friends of Gosfield School.

Chelmsford – Chelmer Valley High School Fireworks

  • TBA
  • Gates open @ 6pm
  • Fireworks start @ 8pm
  • Fireworks to music
  • BBQ & other food stalls
  • Licensed bar, hot & cold drinks
  • Rides & amusements
  • Advanced ticket prices – Adults £5 & Children £3
  • Also available on the night – Adults £6 & Children £4
  • Ticket are available from a range of local shops and primary schools, please see our website for more details
    • Available at the gate on the night.
  • Chelmer Valley High School. Court Road, Broomfield. CM1 7ER (near Broomfield Hospital).

St Peter’s School Fireworks Display

  • TBA
  • St Peter’s School, Myneer Park, Coggeshall, CO6 1YU
  • Gates open 6.00pm, Fireworks at 6.45pm.
  • Barbeque and hot drinks available.
  • Tickets in advance from Spar shop : Adult £6, Child £3, Family £15
  • Tickets on gate: Adult £7, child £4, family £18
  • No sparklers or unaccompanied children under 16.
  • All profits go to school funds.

Photo by foxypar4

  8 comments for “Enjoy a Fireworks Display in 2014

  1. Tina Varsani
    October 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Hi please can you confirm the date of the Harold Wood Primary School Fireworks please as the 9th is a Saturday not a Friday.

  2. EssexPortal
    October 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Dates soon to be updated for 2013.

  3. November 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Very informative firework site for Essex, thank you

  4. steve
    October 10, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Hi are you doing a firework finder this year

  5. EssexPortal
    October 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I hope too Steve, but at the moment struggling to find the time. Maybe I will get something up next week.

  6. EssexPortal
    October 15, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    All the latest dates have now been updated. Tell all your friends!

  7. Adam
    November 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Does anyone know if chigwell met police club are having a display this year?

  8. November 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Felsted primary school ptfa family fireworks night 7th November. Gates open at 5.30pm for fireworks at 7pm
    There will be a BBQ, baked potatoes with chilli, a bar, stalls, rides and games so lots to do for all of the family

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